Latkes are a favorite in this house and I make them from time to time, not often because of the fat content. (though you can take this recipe and “oven fry” with nonstick spray.)

I am lazy when it comes to mixing them up, I start with the preshredded potatoes in the dairy section. (like Simply Potatoes)

1 bag preshredded potatoes
1 small shredded/finely chopped onion
1/3 cup flour
2 eggs or 1/2 cup egg substitute

Oil for frying

Mix ingredients. Heat oil. (Don’t walk away to do something else real quick. This can result in a fire and your son making fun of you. Don’t ask how I know this.)

Form into patties if you’d like–I just drop a large table serving spoon into the hot oil and flatten a bit with the back of the spoon. Fry until brown, flipping halfway through.

Serve with applesauce and sour cream.


  1. I really need to make latkes this week. I do every year and I didn’t quite prepare right. Though Smitten Kitchen posted apple latkes and my mouth watered right off my face!

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